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The next level of non-destructive testing with IWEX 3D ultrasonic imaging

Interested to know more about 3D Ultrasonic imaging? Please join us for a webinar organized by the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE), Europe -UK chapter

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Topic: The next level of non-destructive testing with IWEX 3D ultrasonic imaging

Speaker: Dr. Niels Pörtzgen, Technical Authority - Pipeline Department, Applus

Abstract: IWEX is a novel technology for the inspection of welds in steel structures and pipelines. With advances in materials and welding technology, the requirements and demands for accurate inspection of such welds are ever increasing. The IWEX technology is based on real-time full matrix capture ultrasonic imaging in 2D and 3D, allowing for a high probability of detection and sizing accuracy of possible weld imperfections. In this presentation, the principles of the IWEX technology will be presented. The performance and benefits of the IWEX system will be illustrated with comprehensive examples from actual field practices on new construction pipeline projects.

Event Timing: Wednesday 14th June 2021 at 2 pm

About Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE)

The Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists started as Lagos Society of Geologist and Geophysicist from the idea of a young man named Akomeno Oteri, who felt it was desirable to have such a professional society for furthering both social and technical interaction among professional colleagues. The idea was developed after he attended one of the monthly meetings of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists in Dallas USA.


The name later changed to the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) to accommodate colleagues in other parts of the country. The society which started with only 10 people attending the inaugural meeting at Federal Palace Hotel in August 1975 now has 12,073 individual members and 173 supporting corporate members.


Vision & Mission

NAPE is the largest professional association of  petroleum geologists and related disciplines in Nigeria and Africa. Members include geologists, geophysicists, CEOs, managers, consultants, students and academicians

 Vision - To be the preferred professional petroleum geosciences Association with a global reach.

Mission - To promote the study and practice of petroleum geosciences for the benefit of members and other stakeholders.


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